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EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY STUDENTS OF HIGH POINT JR. HIGH SCHOOL
VOLUME X, NUMBER 7
HIGH POINT, N. C., APRIL 14, 1938
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A YEAR
Junior High to Present Program
During Music Week on May 3rd
On May 3, which is during- Music
Week, Junior High is to partici
pate enthusiastically with an ex
cellent program to celebrate this
Miss Titman and Miss Andrews,
with the help and suggestions of
the other teachers, are planning to
present the most effective musical
program ever given at Junior High.
It is to include the girls’ glee
club and dancers of all nationali
ties, which are explained by others
on the program, with the assur
ance that everyone present will en
joy this program.
Throughout the school year Miss
Titman, directing, and Miss An
drews at the piano, have organized
a Junior High girls’ glee club. This
glee club has sung at the High
Point and Greensboro radio sta
tions and over the amplifier at Ju
nior High many times. They are
to play an outstanding part in this
program accompanying the dances
and singing various lovely and
typical songs. The glee club makes
a very talented group of singers.
Another important feature of the
program is the dances of the dif
ferent nations, which are illustrated
by Junior High students. The va
rious nations and their types of
dancing are explained by other
music pupils, who wear the typical
The first group of songs is the
English group which includes “Oh,
Dear, What Can the Matter Be?”
“Sweet and Low,” and “Oh, No,
Mary Ann Coe is going to tell
o V« tJ; . r? -4-1^ 1
dance, the highland fling. This
dance is illustrated by a group of
girls, followed by some old Scot
tish airs, two of them being “Loch
Lomond” and the familiar round,
The Tarentella, an Italian type
of dancing, which is danced by
Gloria Packer and Meredith Slane,
i is explained by Gloria Ilderton,
[ with the glee club singing effective
The glee club will sing “Lullaby”
and “Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater,”
which are German songs. The
German dance is explained by By
The art of dancing of Greece is
told by Peggy Teague with an
other group of girls illustrating
the gracef-ul dance.
Clark Wilson introduces the
numbers representing the Spanish
music, the examples of which are
“Juanita” and “Gaily the Trouba
dour,” and “Spanish Guitar,” sung
by Bill Currie.
Stanton Cecil tells of the Russian
music and the glee club sings the
fascinating- “Dark Eyes,” which is
a Russian song.
Arthur Kaplan tells about the
Irish and their music, which is fol
lowed by the glee club singing “My
Wild Irish Rose,” “Danny Boy,”
and “Believe Me If All Those En
dearing Young Charms.”
The French music and dancing
are interesting types and are ex
plained by Nancy Cox. “My Nor
mandy” is sung and followed by a
dance to the tune of “Amaryllis.”
The familiar minuet is then ex
plained by Ruby Parker, after
which it is illustrated. The glee
club then sings “Home Again.”
Last of all is the United States,
explained to us by Royster Thur
man dressed as Uncle Sam. Then
a poem, “America for Me,” is read,
followed by “America, the Beauti-
tiful.” Last is our national an-
tkoni,-" Star Spang’^cJ Burner
One o'f the most attractive fea
tures of this program will be the
scenes illustrating the songs that
are being sung.
This concludes the account of
what we are sure will be one of
the best, musical performances Ju
nior High has ever sponsored.
A Bibliophile^s View
of Junior High
“The Three Musketeers” — Lewis
Watkins,, Harold Teague, Donald
“Whispering Wires” — Bobbie
Lindsay, . Marguerite Murray.
“Two Little Savages”—J— twins.
“The Scarlet Fox”—John McFar
“Winston's Encyclopedia” — Jac
“We”—Horace Hayworth and M.
M. of 112.
“The Perilous Seat”—Inside Mrs.
“The Way to Glory” — Student
“Canadian Wonder Tales” — Told
by Byron Grandjean.
—Compiled by Room 112.
Class Pins — Better Get
“Why, the ’38 class pins, of
Such conversations might have
been heard several days ago. Now
as you walk down the corridors,
you will notice some of the stu
dents with their heads elevated a
little more than the rest. A sev
enth grader might say, “Those
must be the eighth graders with
their new pins.” Why not hold their
heads up ? They have something
to be proud of. T'hey are going to
be graduates of the Junior High
(they hope), and they have ample
cause to show their seniority.
I! THE GOOGOL
Googol! Googol! What is a goo-
gol ? What is a “googolplex” ? These
are the questions which have nearly
run the pupils of room 204 crazy.
The googol was proposed by Dr.
Edward Kasner, a mathematician
of Columbia University. Both name
the “googol” and the “googolplex”
were suggested to Dr. Kasner by
his nine-year-old nephew. As Dr.
Kasner explains the googal, it is a
one followed by a hundred zteros
and a googolplex is a “googal of
zeros. The largest number before
the googal was an electron. The es
timated number of electrons in the
entire universe is one followed by
79 zeros. The googolplex is so large
a number that it could not be writ
ten on a piece of paper stretching
across the “visible universe” (some
1,000,000,000 light years). Dr. Kas
ner says that the “googolplex” is
nowhere near infinity because it
could be written if there were
enough space available.
Paul Barringer’s spring fever is
crying out at the amount of work
he says he’s been getting.
Bill Beaver says “I can’t stand
getting up at 7:30 these spring
Dorothy Leonard complains that
her home-work is too much these
Mio M.ellas says she woud like to
have lunch hour made longer. Says
Mio, “I don’t have enough time to
digest my food this spring weather.”
(Mary Ann Coe)
The Girl Scouts of Junior High
School are taking advantage of this
warm weather which gives one the
desire to get out in the open air
and look for the first signs of
Wednesday after school the Scouts
with Miss Poole met at Emily Her
ring’s on Lexington Avenue and
hiked to Grasshopper Hill, which
is a distance of about two miles.
Several of the girls went ahead in
search of a good place to build our
campfires. They found a beautiful
spot in the woods beside a stream
which flowed over a large rock,
forming a waterfall. Three camp
fires were built and all twenty of
us jumped upon the three and a
half pounds of hot dogs with ap
petites like wolves.
When we finished eating, we
burned our trash, carefully put out
our fires, and started for home.
All of the girls enjoyed the hike
and are looking forward to the
time when we might be able to
have another adventure as enjoyable
as this one.
Stunt Day Activities Center
Around the Greenhorn Family
MUSIC WEEK IS TO BE
OBSERVED IN CITY SOON
The High Point city school sys
tem has been very fortunate this
year to have public school music
reinstated. After about seven
months of organizing and working
up music clubs such as bands, or
chestras and glee clubs, tl),e music
faculty is. now putting on ah ex
tensive preparation for the first
week in May, which has been set
aside as. Music Week. Every day
or night of this week there will be
some program. The programs will
include concerts by the Senior High
School orchestra and band, the
Junior High School orchestra, band,
and .glee clubs, the Elementary or
chestra, and two programs of
massed choruses, each including
four elementary schools. Everyone
is working hard and looking for
ward to Music Week.
Piccolo—A twitter stick.
Skunk—A kitty with B. 0.
Light bulb—Glow-worm in bottle.
Spats—Button socks over shoes.
Gun—A fire stick with bee sting.
Anteater — A dog with over
grown nose and mouth.
Live wires—Twine with twittery
Rocking chair — A one-man boat
Clouds—Big chief’s pipe smoke.
Refrigerator—A hollow iceberg in
Bass h^orn—A hollow tree twisted.
Car—Tepee on wheels.
Saucer—A coffee cooler.
Picture—A mirror with only one
MORE ABOUT THE PINS
Hear ye! Hear ye! The new
eighth grade class pin has been
brought into view! It is in the
shape of a shield with a lovely
royal blue center, and trimmed in
“untarnishing gold.” Across the
blue the letters H. P. J. H. S. are
written, accompanied by 19 in the
upper corner and 38 in the lower.
And believe you me, they are “the
stuff,” eighth graders! If you
haven’t gotten your pin, you should
arrange to do so right away.
They are a “thrill of a lifetime.”
The S>3venth grades proved in
their stunt day that it pays to or
ganize. The performance they put
on was smooth as well as peppy.
Under the direction of Miss Walker
and Miss Munroe, the fifteen stunts
were ass>3mbled into a coherent
whole, built around the theme, “A
Day at the Fair.”
The first scene, put on by Miss
Walker’s room, showed a country
family at home receiving an invi
tation from their city son to visit
the Fair at his expense. Great is the
excitement of the Greenhorn family
over dear Willie’s kindness.
Scene two shows the family, as
sisted by Mrs- Williams’ room, rid
ing in a rattle-trap Ford to catch
the train. All the human tires blow
out, one after another.
Jhe third act takes place on the
train, and is a hilarious affair, spon
sored by Mrs. Frosts’ room.
Arrived at the Fair, the very
green Greenhorns decide to take in
the sideshows on the Midway. Here
are barkers who come out with their
“spills” to lure them in to see the
tatoced man, the baby show, Lora-
lee the mermaid, and other wonders.
First they visit the freaks, of
which room 104 produced quite an
assortment. Next, the gaping Green
horns see a midget dance, put on by
room 103. They then pay a dime to
see the Baby Show, put on by room
113. (You’d never believe we had
such wonderful specimens of babies
in our school unless you saw them
with your eyes,) Last but not least
is a touching “Mellerdrammer,” pre
sented by room 110.
Leaving these interesting side
shows, the Greenhorn family go to
the Big Tent, where the regular
circus is in progress. Miss Fleming’s
group help act as spectators along
with the excited Greenhorns.
The first act in the ring is a
tumbling act by room 106. Next
comes a tight-rope walker, a high
diver, and a strong man, all from
Room 112 intrduces a comic inter
lude with an organ grinder before
room 111 put on a truly fearful
and wonderful historical pageant,
featuring savages, settlers, and
such beasts as you never even
The next act in the ring is a quar
tet, from room 207, followed by a
touching scene put on by members
of room 3, “Fireman Save My
Last of all comes the big climax
when a prize is offered to any cou
ple who will get married in the ring.
A negro wedding follows. When the
prize is offered once more, Willie
Greonhorn decides he wants the
fifty dollars and suite of furniture
that are given to brides and groom's.
Though willing to marry, his bride
does not appear. Finally the chief
annoucer asks for a volunteer bride,
but after one look at the old-maid
who eagerly presents herself Willie
turns and bolts for the door, with
the whole Greenhorn family after
him. That ends the adventures of the
Greenhorns at the circus.
INTERESTING DISPLAY 1 Science Club Visits
If you ever happen to stroll by
Mrs. Briggs’ room, why not drop
in and see the graphs, made by
room 204, displayed on the back
bulletin board? After studying and
talking about graphs on the few
pages in our math, book, we de
cided to make a few, each illustrat
ing a different type. Mrs. Briggs
then distributed graph paper to
each pupil, who tried to make his
graph the most original. The re
sults were most interesting. A very
attractive one was made by Bertha
Schwab entitled “Amount Spent for
Clothing by Different Girls.” There
were about five girls’ names listed
and besLde each were illustrations
showing the type clothing she
bought and how much was spent.
Another interesting one was made
showing the population of High
Point with tiny figures of men,
each representing a certain num
ber of people.
We first termed these graphs
with pictures on them, “cartoon
graphs,” but after looking in a
reference book we found that the
nearest title would be “picture-
grams.” Nowadays these graphs are
seen more frequently than the
curved line graph, the histogram,
the straight line graph and other
types, for people always find them
fascinating. Most graphs are what
we might call stories, for many an
interesting fact may be found in
them. —Mary Ann Thomas.
SOME AUTOMOBILE FIRSTS
The Egyptians or Mesopotamians
were probably the first to use
horses to draw their chariots.
The principle of the steam en
gine was first worked out and de
scribed by an inhabitant of the
Egyptian city of Alexandria, 200
years B. C.
In 1769 Captain Nicholas Eugnot,
a Frenchman, designed and built
a steam “propeller” with a boiler
constructed in the shape of an im
(Compiled by Phyllis Strickland)
The Science Club left Junior High
at 3:10. We walked from Junior
High to Lindale’s on East Lexington
Avenue. The first object of interest
was the butter cutter, next was the
bottle washer which contained a so
lution of caustic soda heated to a
degree of 220 degrees F. Next we
went to the intake room into which
milk came in through large pipes.
In this room milk was strained by
large strainers. Then it was pumped
upstairs to the pasteui’ization vat
in which the milk was heated to a
temperature of 120 degrees F. Next
it was cooled by falling over large
cooling pipes. Then milk was sent
to the bottling room, in which it
was put into sterilized bottles by
We also saw butter-milk churns,
laboratory for testing milk, tbsn we
saw the process of miaking orange
Last but not least we were pre
sented with an ice-cream cone.
—Bill Beaver, Lathetis
Clifton, Hale Hardee.
Outstanding Pupils’ Names
To Be on Plaque
On display in the library you
will find a mahogany plaque ap
proximately six inches in width and
eight inches in length. This plaque
contains a bronze figure with a
scroll wrapping itself around the
ever-burning torches at either side.
Upon it the words “Scholarship,
Loyalty, and Achievement” are en
graved. Two branches of leaves tied
together stand beneath a shield-like
engraving with the Parthenon
adorning its crest. This plaque is
for the benefit of the most out
standing boy and girl, chosen by
the teachers, for the years of 1937
and 1938 and for five more years
to come. The honor of having their
names engraved on the plaque will
be a great one indeed.